Death Row: The Final Minutes

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IN 12 YEARS, MICHELLE LYONS WITNESSED NEARLY 300 EXECUTIONS.First as a reporter and then as a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Michelle was a frequent visitor to Huntsville's Walls Unit, where she recorded and relayed the f…

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    Om Death Row: The Final Minutes

    IN 12 YEARS, MICHELLE LYONS WITNESSED NEARLY 300 EXECUTIONS.First as a reporter and then as a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Michelle was a frequent visitor to Huntsville's Walls Unit, where she recorded and relayed the final moments of death row inmates' lives before they were put to death by the state. Michelle was in the death chamber as some of the United States' most notorious criminals, including serial killers, child murderers and rapists, spoke their last words on earth, while a cocktail of lethal drugs surged through their veins. Michelle supported the death penalty, before misgivings began to set in as the executions mounted. During her time in the prison system, and together with her dear friend and colleague, Larry Fitzgerald, she came to know and like some of the condemned men and women she saw die. She began to query the arbitrary nature of the death penalty and ask the question: do executions make victims of all of us? An incredibly powerful and unique look at the complex story of capital punishment, as told by those whose lives have been shaped by it, Death Row: The Final Minutes is an important take on crime and punishment at a fascinating point in America's political history.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2018
    Forlag
    Blink Publishing
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781788700443
    Sider
    352

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